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Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 5:58 pm 15 Jun 13

RadioVK said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

FreddyVegan said :

RadioVK said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

For once I agree with freddy. If you hit a wildlife, stop, get out and finish it off. It’s a completely despicable act.

Agreed, although to be fair, a lot of people may not have the stomach or physical strength to dispatch an injured kangaroo with a blunt instrument to the head. If they can’t do it themselves though, they should call it in so someone with the right tools can come and do it.

Good point, I doubt I would have the strength.

Killing something really does it require much strength, especially if you have something heavy, or as others have said, tyre iron. Follow through though, don’t soften up at the last second, otherwise the poor animal is just gonna suffer more.

The tyre irons you get in the tool kit of most modern cars is a pretty flimsy thing with not much weight to them. I reckon a lot of people would have trouble killing a kangaroo with one.

Unless you happen to be the sort of person who happens to have a large, blunt instrument in the back of your car, which makes me wonder what you get up to at night… 🙂

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TheBusDriver 4:47 pm 15 Jun 13

bundah said :

So the only time you’ve ever encountered a roo is when they’ve been grazing on the side of the road minding their own business?

blah blahblah.

No I didn’t say or suggest that at all.I am amazed that you drew that conclusion. I have had kangarood hop in fromt of both my car and the buses I drive.

Just to reiterate what I said:
That’s because like a lot of people, I’m aware that they hop around in early evenings and keep an eye out for them in areas they are known to frequent. Then I slow down and give them a blast of the horn. If they still look like they will hop on to the road I slow down even more.It isn’t rocket science.

If I see a kangaroo on or beside the road and when I am passing through areas known to have kangaroos, I slow down and drive to the conditions.

Fair enough in your situation you were driving in the evening and were driving below the speed limit. Iguess you encountered one of those suicidal kangaroos. The OP on the other hand was driving in a suburban area. They were driving in the erly morning but I am guessing the incident happened not more than an hour before when they posted it. That’s daylight. That’s a well lit street in suburbia. I mean well into suburbia. It is also a short street with a 50 K speed limit. How do you get up enough speed to hit a kangaroo on that street? That could have just as well been a kid playing on the street they hit.

Okay, you don’t expect to see a kangaroo that far into suburbia, but I’ve seen them way into the suburbs, esecially at night. I’ve seen them on London Circuit, Isabella Drive, in Dickson.
Maybe I am being a bit harsh, but it still amazes me that people hit kangaroos when a little common sense would prevent most accidents.

Pork Hunt 4:44 pm 15 Jun 13

La_Tour_Maubourg said :

Had very close calls on Bugden Av close to the pond.
Reducing kangaroo population will reduce injury amongst motorists; which ultimately will be beneficial to the community.
“Slowing down” is not an option. Impact is usually due to very little warning.
Tuggeranong Parkway around midnight between Lakeside Interchange and Cotter Road is quite notorious (south bound. Keep in the fast lane)
🙂
(If only some bogans could be culled also)
PS that’s quite an impact. Have a lot of respect for Skodas.

Respect for Skodas? They can’t even keep up with the cyclists in the Tour de France, always dragging their arse at the back…

BimboGeek 3:42 pm 15 Jun 13

You’re also supposed to scan the roadside for hazards entering the road. Like horrible kangaroos or the precious 15 month old sons that inspire their murder.

How can anyone legitimately be surprised by kangaroos, ducks, wombats or children running on the road? Were you paying attention in your driving lessons?

what_the 12:26 pm 15 Jun 13

bundah said :

TheBusDriver said :

Oh yeah I totally witnessed this. I saw that kangaroo pull out knuckle dusters and a cricket bat then hit that poor helpless family in their car over and over again. It was dispickable I tell you. 😉
Back to reality, humans cause more car crashes than any other animal. Why is there no talk of culling them? Also, I drive a bus, and have done so for years. How many kangaroos have I hit? One, just one, and even then it was a grazing hit and it hopped away. That’s because like a lot of people, I’m aware that they hop around in early evenings and keep an eye out for them in areas they are known to frequent. Then I slow down and give them a blast of the horn. If they still look like they will hop on to the road I slow down even more.It isn’t rocket science.
The kangaroo hit me is like saying the car hit an oncoming pole. Poles tends not to oncome unless they’re from Poland.

So the only time you’ve ever encountered a roo is when they’ve been grazing on the side of the road minding their own business?

I have seen roo’s in full flight bounding across roads and subsequently been hit by cars where the driver had absolutely no chance of avoiding the collision.In fact coming back from the coast just past Braidwood during a storm I was following a line of cars travelling at about 80km/h when out of absolutely nowhere a roo appeared crossing my path in full flight and fortunately I only just clipped its tail.It happened so quickly ie. within a split second that I didn’t even have time to react.

So the fact is that there are situations where no matter how quick and experienced one is behind the wheel you can be caught out and pretty much end up a passenger.

Definitely agree. I thought I was a goner when I was on the motorcycle when a roo jumped out. I don’t know how it didn’t hit me but I had nothing to do with it. I had tine just to tuck in and hope for the best. This was riding past UC on College St. Never would have expected a roo there in the middle of the day.

bundah 11:46 am 15 Jun 13

TheBusDriver said :

Oh yeah I totally witnessed this. I saw that kangaroo pull out knuckle dusters and a cricket bat then hit that poor helpless family in their car over and over again. It was dispickable I tell you. 😉
Back to reality, humans cause more car crashes than any other animal. Why is there no talk of culling them? Also, I drive a bus, and have done so for years. How many kangaroos have I hit? One, just one, and even then it was a grazing hit and it hopped away. That’s because like a lot of people, I’m aware that they hop around in early evenings and keep an eye out for them in areas they are known to frequent. Then I slow down and give them a blast of the horn. If they still look like they will hop on to the road I slow down even more.It isn’t rocket science.
The kangaroo hit me is like saying the car hit an oncoming pole. Poles tends not to oncome unless they’re from Poland.

So the only time you’ve ever encountered a roo is when they’ve been grazing on the side of the road minding their own business?

I have seen roo’s in full flight bounding across roads and subsequently been hit by cars where the driver had absolutely no chance of avoiding the collision.In fact coming back from the coast just past Braidwood during a storm I was following a line of cars travelling at about 80km/h when out of absolutely nowhere a roo appeared crossing my path in full flight and fortunately I only just clipped its tail.It happened so quickly ie. within a split second that I didn’t even have time to react.

So the fact is that there are situations where no matter how quick and experienced one is behind the wheel you can be caught out and pretty much end up a passenger.

Roundhead89 5:43 am 15 Jun 13

It doesn’t need to be a big roo to do damage either. I was driving on Athllon Dr near the lake and a small roo was on the side of the road. I slowed down and stopped. Thinking I was in the clear I started driving and the roo jumped out in front of me. The bonnet was crumpled slightly and I had to get a new bonnet, grille and paint job.

La_Tour_Maubourg 12:17 am 15 Jun 13

Had very close calls on Bugden Av close to the pond.
Reducing kangaroo population will reduce injury amongst motorists; which ultimately will be beneficial to the community.
“Slowing down” is not an option. Impact is usually due to very little warning.
Tuggeranong Parkway around midnight between Lakeside Interchange and Cotter Road is quite notorious (south bound. Keep in the fast lane)
🙂
(If only some bogans could be culled also)
PS that’s quite an impact. Have a lot of respect for Skodas.

Aeek 12:12 am 15 Jun 13

The one time I hit a ‘roo it was coming back up the Clyde in the dark.
The ‘roo glanced off, I pulled over and checked the car. I guess I could have gone off into the bush alone and looked for the ‘roo but that wouldn’t have ended well.

The last time I saw a dead roadside ‘roo, first I saw the car, then I saw the ‘roo with a clear view of its entrails.

RadioVK 11:29 pm 14 Jun 13

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

FreddyVegan said :

RadioVK said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

For once I agree with freddy. If you hit a wildlife, stop, get out and finish it off. It’s a completely despicable act.

Agreed, although to be fair, a lot of people may not have the stomach or physical strength to dispatch an injured kangaroo with a blunt instrument to the head. If they can’t do it themselves though, they should call it in so someone with the right tools can come and do it.

Good point, I doubt I would have the strength.

Killing something really does it require much strength, especially if you have something heavy, or as others have said, tyre iron. Follow through though, don’t soften up at the last second, otherwise the poor animal is just gonna suffer more.

The tyre irons you get in the tool kit of most modern cars is a pretty flimsy thing with not much weight to them. I reckon a lot of people would have trouble killing a kangaroo with one.

Unless you happen to be the sort of person who happens to have a large, blunt instrument in the back of your car, which makes me wonder what you get up to at night… 🙂

Historygeek 10:23 pm 14 Jun 13

Wildcare are the wildlife carers for Queanbeyan and Southern NSW, they are the southern equivalent of WIRES and do a great job but for any injured animal issues within the A.C.T you have to call Canberra Connect 13 22 81 and they will call the appropriate Rangers to deal with the situation.

EvanJames 10:22 pm 14 Jun 13

Pretty pathetic, but it displays the mentality very well. They hit an animal because they were driving too fast and couldn’t avoid hitting it, so they want hundreds of these animals hunted and brutally killed so they don’t threaten their precious cars. What crap.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 9:18 pm 14 Jun 13

IrishPete said :

I rest my case that the popular support for the cull has nothing to do with savings roos from starvation or saving little critters and plants from being trampled, eaten out of house and home or just eaten. The popular support is about saving shiny duco.

IP

Science?

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 9:17 pm 14 Jun 13

FreddyVegan said :

RadioVK said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

For once I agree with freddy. If you hit a wildlife, stop, get out and finish it off. It’s a completely despicable act.

Agreed, although to be fair, a lot of people may not have the stomach or physical strength to dispatch an injured kangaroo with a blunt instrument to the head. If they can’t do it themselves though, they should call it in so someone with the right tools can come and do it.

Good point, I doubt I would have the strength.

Killing something really does it require much strength, especially if you have something heavy, or as others have said, tyre iron. Follow through though, don’t soften up at the last second, otherwise the poor animal is just gonna suffer more.

SammyLivesHere 9:01 pm 14 Jun 13

Years ago I stood in the rain with a fellow motorist after someone had hit and left a Kangaroo to die in the middle of Mugga Lane. It was late, cold, wet. The roo lay on the white line for a while until we could move him to the side of the road, put newspaper around him to keep him warm. We waited 3 hours for the Ranger to come. He said to us to call the Police next time – they respond to car accidents and hitting a roo is an accident, whether someone else left him to die or not. Thankfully since then I have not had to do this – we were so upset watching the roo slowly die – but neither of us could kill him, all we could do was stay in the rain and keep him as comfortable as possible. Culling roos will not stop them crossing the road, or stop vehicles hitting them – at least now I’ve been a Canberra resident for over 10 years I now know the roads at night can mean a roo crosses, so I don’t speed and I stay alert. I would stop again, but next time I will ring the Police they too carry firearms.

TheBusDriver 7:49 pm 14 Jun 13

Oh yeah I totally witnessed this. I saw that kangaroo pull out knuckle dusters and a cricket bat then hit that poor helpless family in their car over and over again. It was dispickable I tell you. 😉
Back to reality, humans cause more car crashes than any other animal. Why is there no talk of culling them? Also, I drive a bus, and have done so for years. How many kangaroos have I hit? One, just one, and even then it was a grazing hit and it hopped away. That’s because like a lot of people, I’m aware that they hop around in early evenings and keep an eye out for them in areas they are known to frequent. Then I slow down and give them a blast of the horn. If they still look like they will hop on to the road I slow down even more.It isn’t rocket science.
The kangaroo hit me is like saying the car hit an oncoming pole. Poles tends not to oncome unless they’re from Poland.

FreddyVegan 7:06 pm 14 Jun 13

Grimm said :

FreddyVegan said :

RadioVK said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

For once I agree with freddy. If you hit a wildlife, stop, get out and finish it off. It’s a completely despicable act.

Agreed, although to be fair, a lot of people may not have the stomach or physical strength to dispatch an injured kangaroo with a blunt instrument to the head. If they can’t do it themselves though, they should call it in so someone with the right tools can come and do it.

Good point, I doubt I would have the strength.

Probably due to lack of steak.

oh hur hur hur gtfo you bogan peasant.

It’s probably more the fact I am a small female.

Grimm 6:38 pm 14 Jun 13

FreddyVegan said :

RadioVK said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

For once I agree with freddy. If you hit a wildlife, stop, get out and finish it off. It’s a completely despicable act.

Agreed, although to be fair, a lot of people may not have the stomach or physical strength to dispatch an injured kangaroo with a blunt instrument to the head. If they can’t do it themselves though, they should call it in so someone with the right tools can come and do it.

Good point, I doubt I would have the strength.

Probably due to lack of steak.

poetix 6:35 pm 14 Jun 13

FreddyVegan said :

RadioVK said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

For once I agree with freddy. If you hit a wildlife, stop, get out and finish it off. It’s a completely despicable act.

Agreed, although to be fair, a lot of people may not have the stomach or physical strength to dispatch an injured kangaroo with a blunt instrument to the head. If they can’t do it themselves though, they should call it in so someone with the right tools can come and do it.

Good point, I doubt I would have the strength.

Also she has a very young child in the car who she shouldn’t leave in there alone. I have entered the number into my phone.

FreddyVegan 6:11 pm 14 Jun 13

RadioVK said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

For once I agree with freddy. If you hit a wildlife, stop, get out and finish it off. It’s a completely despicable act.

Agreed, although to be fair, a lot of people may not have the stomach or physical strength to dispatch an injured kangaroo with a blunt instrument to the head. If they can’t do it themselves though, they should call it in so someone with the right tools can come and do it.

Good point, I doubt I would have the strength.

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